Hate paying your cable bill every month when your local provider is offering up much cheaper deals to new customers?? Yep....a big pet peeve of mine too. In my head the conversation usually goes like this.
"Why am I...a loyal customer...paying 50% more than these new customers that these companies have to spend money to install for "free" their cable when mine is already in? Can't they offer me the same deal..or even better?"
So...what's a girl to do about this...well, I hop on my phone and call 'em up to let them know that they can either give me a better deal or I'm headed over to the other cable company to get my deal. The conversation is never easy...and I dread these calls. The first person never has enough authority to get me the deal that I consider fair so I usually have to talk to several people (and yes that sometimes includes the "termination department") to get a fair price. But...it's worth it because it means less money out of my pocket every month.
So, seriously ya'll...its the new year and why not take a look at all of that money leaving your account every month for these kinds of things and figure out if you can get a better deal...just call, you'd be surprised at what one call can do.